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That Elusive Cabbage White Butterfly

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've been looking for that cabbage white butterfly in the three-area county of Sacramento, Yolo and Solano to win UC Davis Professor Art Shapiro's "Beer for a Butterfly" contest, there's still hope. Shapiro hasn't found it, either. Butterflies...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint last summer in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Photobombing a Honey Bee

A cabbage white butterfly photobombs a honey bee on a bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ready? Set? Go? The search party is almost ready to start. If you're lucky, you'll net the prize before Art Shapiro does. Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, has announced his...

A cabbage white butterfly photobombs a honey bee on a bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly photobombs a honey bee on a bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly photobombs a honey bee on a bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joy, oh, joy, another  photobomb opportunity! The cabbage white circles the honey bee nectaring on bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Joy, oh, joy, another photobomb opportunity! The cabbage white circles the honey bee nectaring on bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Joy, oh, joy, another photobomb opportunity! The cabbage white circles the honey bee nectaring on bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 6:00 AM

A Butterfly for a Beer! Or Suds for a Bug!

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A butterfly for a beer? Suds for a bug? The annual “Butterfly for a Beer” contest, sponsored by Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, gets underway on Monday, Jan. 1. The...

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae, nectaring on catmint in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:30 AM

An Unexpected Find But Right on Time: First Cabbage White Butterfy of the Year

This is the first cabbage white butterfly of the year, found by the contest's sponsor Art Shapiro on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It was an unexpected find, but it was right on time. Art Shapiro, distinguished professor of evolution and ecology at the University of California, Davis, figured it was too rainy and too cold to head over to West Sacramento to look for the first...

This is the first cabbage white butterfly of the year, found by the contest's sponsor Art Shapiro on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is the first cabbage white butterfly of the year, found by the contest's sponsor Art Shapiro on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

This is the first cabbage white butterfly of the year, found by the contest's sponsor Art Shapiro on the UC Davis campus. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A graph by professor Matthew Forester, University of Nevada, shows that the first cabbage white of 2017 was right on time.
A graph by professor Matthew Forester, University of Nevada, shows that the first cabbage white of 2017 was right on time.

A graph by professor Matthew Forester, University of Nevada, shows that the first cabbage white of 2017 was right on time.

These are the eggs of the cabbage white butterfly, being reared by Art Shapiro in his lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are the eggs of the cabbage white butterfly, being reared by Art Shapiro in his lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

These are the eggs of the cabbage white butterfly, being reared by Art Shapiro in his lab at UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Beer for a Butterfly: Good News and Bad News

Two cabbage white butterflies foraging on catmint in the summer of 2008 in Vacaville, Solano County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

What's the status of the "Beer for a Butterfly" Contest? Do we have a winner? Well, there's good news and there's bad news. The good news: Art Shapiro found and collected a cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae) on Jan. 2, the day after New Year's Day,...

Two cabbage white butterflies foraging on catmint in the summer of 2008 in Vacaville, Solano County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two cabbage white butterflies foraging on catmint in the summer of 2008 in Vacaville, Solano County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two cabbage white butterflies foraging on catmint in the summer of 2008 in Vacaville, Solano County. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 6:13 PM

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